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1. Pathologically excessive production of anterior pituitary hormones, especially growth hormones.
2. The condition resulting from an excess of pituitary hormones, characterized by gigantism in children and acromegaly in adults.
hy′per·pi·tu′i·tar′y (-tĕr′ē) adj.
(Pathology) pathol overactivity of the pituitary gland, sometimes resulting in acromegaly or gigantism
hy•per•pi•tu•i•ta•rism(ˌhaɪ pər pɪˈtu ɪ təˌrɪz əm, -ˈtyu-)
1. overactivity of the pituitary gland.
2. a resultant condition, as gigantism or acromegaly.
an abnormal condition of the pituitary gland that speeds up secretory activity and the growth of the endocrine organs. — hyperpituitary, adj.See also: Disease and Illness
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|Noun||1.||hyperpituitarism - excessive activity of the pituitary gland (especially overactivity of the anterior lobe which leads to excess secretion of growth hormone)|
adenosis, gland disease, glandular disease, glandular disorder - a disorder of the glands of the body
giantism, gigantism, overgrowth - excessive size; usually caused by excessive secretion of growth hormone from the pituitary gland